International relations of the Great Powers — The American Revolution —83 and the collapse of the Spanish Empire in Latin America around ended the first era of European imperialism. Especially in Great Britain these revolutions helped show the deficiencies of mercantilismthe doctrine of economic competition for finite wealth which had supported earlier imperial expansion. Inthe Corn Laws were repealed and manufacturers gained, as the regulations enforced by the Corn Laws had slowed their businesses.
You can use this chapter in place of a standard textbook treatment of nineteenth-century American expansionism, or you can use it to supplement your existing Social Studies materials. The following lesson plan helps you establish and extend historical and instructional contexts and integrate the material into your United States history curriculum.
In this activity, students analyze primary documents from a variety of perspectives to gain an understanding of contemporary arguments for and against U. After reading the documents, students choose one document, prepare their arguments, and debate U.
Provided by the American Social History Project. Designed for high school students, this interdisciplinary activity will help students to examine differing perspectives on imperialism at the turn of the century.
Designed for high school students, it uses primary documents from the perspective of frontline soldiers to explore questions of imperialism, racial difference, and war in the early twentieth century.
Designed by the American Social History Project. Students explore technology during this time period by planning a hypothetical trip around the world, being sure to identify the complete means of transportations. They also learn about William Henry Jackson and the development of photography, ultimately using visual images to both document their trip and evaluate contemporary perspectives on foreign cultures.
Designed for grades 6 to 8.The United States became an imperialist nation with interest in the Caribbean, Central America, the far east, and the South Pacific following which war The Spanish-American war One factor that motivated US imperialism during the late 19th and early 20th century was the.
A variety of factors converged during the "New Imperialism" of the late 19th century, when the United States and the other great powers rapidly expanded their overseas territorial possessions.
Some of these are explained, or used as examples for the various forms of New Imperialism. U.S. imperialism took a variety of forms in the early 20th century, ranging from colonies in Puerto Rico and the Philippines to protectorates in Cuba, Panama, and other countries in Latin America, and open door policies such as that in China.
Formal colonies would be ruled with U.S.-appointed colonial governors and supported by U.S.
troops. Religious: During imperial expansion, religious people sometimes set out to convert new members of their religion and, thus, their empire.
Christian missionaries from Europe, for example, established churches in conquered territories during the nineteenth century. During the first quarter of the nineteenth century the United States grew drastically, in power and in geographical size.
The Louisiana Purchase more than doubled the nation's size and opened up a little known region to exploration and eventual settlement. Three Examples of Imperialism by the US in the Late s The belief in American expansion, or the Manifest Destiny philosophy of the midth century, pushed for the United States .